Jostedalsbreen National Park
Jostedalsbreen - Norwegian National Park, located on an area of 1310 km2. The largest continental European glacier, covering an area of 487 km, can be found in the park.2. In recent years, the glacier melts and farms opened in the eye, ironed glaciers in 1750.
The highest point of Yostedalsbreen Park is Mount Lodarskapa, 2083 meters high. It is believed that she was first conquered in 1820 by Gottfried Bor. Today you can climb it along the easiest route starting at the village of Vodalen. Near the glacier are Lakes Austdalsvatnet and Stiggevatnet.
Yostedalsbreen Park is popular among foreign countries, they like cleanliness and unity. Here you can admire the vast expanses of mountains, glaciers, and take an active vacation. Quite often there are climbers. There are 3 museums in the park: the Norwegian Glacier Center, which can be found in the Yoste Plain, the Museum in Strin and the Norwegian Glacier Museum. The latter is located next to the village of Fjörland. In this museum you can learn about the role of glaciers in the life of the planet, at the moment it exchanges information with other environmental organizations: University of Oslo, University of Bergen, International Glaciological Society, Norwegian Polar Institute.
The most popular places in the national park are Brixdalsbreen and Nigardsbreen. The Brixdalsbreen Glacier is best visited by reaching it on a cart. On the way, you can enjoy picturesque views of nature, passing through bridges, waterfalls, lakes formed by melting glaciers. Once, roads passed through the glacier, but because of the melting they became dangerous. You can walk well in Yostedalsbreen Park, and you can wait out the night in one of the houses. From May to October, excursions to the Yostedalsbreen Glacier are arranged every day, and to Nigardsbreen from July to August.
From vegetation in the park there are mainly pine trees and shrubs resistant to frost, from animals you can often see a bear, moose, deer.